“She was interested in a reality beneath the surface of things, where one can even discover immaterial interrelations. For her reality was light and space. The space of the picture appears to be part of nature, but also part of the universe and finally of the inner space of the individual” - Peter Spielmann
Communion with “the other” attainable through deep immersion in nature is something Terry Haass understood and thrived on expressing in her graphic works and sculptures. After a trip to Norway in 1951, there is a bold shift in Haass’ image-making. She abandons the figure - never to return to it, choosing instead to embrace abstraction within natural forms, flora, and various landscapes experienced through continued travels. She develops a growing interest in astrology, science & eastern thought, which leads to her embracing a pure and complete abstract aesthetic. Space, matter, and light are the subjects. Evocation, transference, and beauty is the outcome.